Start with the reference works listed below for broad coverage of topics in American studies. To find more specific reference works, explore the digital collections linked below, or try searching in Scout with the terms "encyclopedia," "handbook," "guide," or "companion" along with your key words.
If you need materials that aren't available in the UA catalog, you can request them from another library via interlibrary loan. You can receive copies of physical books or scans of articles and book chapters. The video tutorial below provides instructions for setting up your account and requesting materials. A transcript is available at the link.